I wanted to drop you all a line to let you know that Lori is doing really well and has almost totally recovered from the pneumonia that plagued her for 5 weeks. She still has a little cough and she has been out to visit our friends and to go to Church and the grocery.
Also thank goodness she is also cooking and keeping house again, for which I am very happy.
Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes and rest assured that we have all come through this better off and now have experienced the Chilean health care system!
Here is a little run down on the costs for her whole treatment:
After 3 weeks sick in bed.......
1. A visit to the local hospital emergency room. $24.00 and $1.00 for the medicine. We were there a total of less than 2 hours.
2. After 7 Days a second visit to the local hospital. $24.00 and $2.00 for the medicine. Lori went to have an Xray but it was broken. We were there a total of less than 2 hours.
3. After another 7 Days we went to a specialist at a private clinic in Osorno. The doctor cost $80.00. An Xray cost $75.00 and the medicine cost $75.00. We were there less than 2 hours.
Now for comparison.....................
Our daughter Emily went to the emergency room in Anderson SC. She was there over 8 hours and saw the doctor tops 5 minutes. She had an Xray and went to the hospital pharmacy and it only cost her........